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Blue on Highland

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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882 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494-1339 (Mark Lee)
+1 781-444-7001
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The positives would be the decor, the service and a Saturday night bar scene for an older, suburban crowd. Having not been back for a few years, I was impressed with the remodeled decor and spacious booths. Our waitress was attentive and quick. No fault with her. The noise of the restaurant is a design flaw not helped by too... More 

Thank diane w
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice restaurant with delicious food. I tried lamb lollipops and tuna tartar - really tasty! Their drinks are good as well. Nice place but closes early.

Thank Darya D
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have met friends for dinner at Blue On Highland several times. The menu is nicely varied and the meals have always been well prepared. Nice atmosphere, especially after the remodeling a couple of years ago.

Thank jonb0730
Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The burgers are great and there are always dinner specials. The service is good and the price is reasonable. Beer selection is also very good. A great place for causal family dinner or get-together with friends.

Thank chhoisham
Needham, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch there. It was ok. Salad was ok, doesn't think was fresh. It has nice location and has parking. Inside is ok. It was fast too.

Thank Larissa921
Medfield, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were coming home out of Boston at 4:30 in the afternoon on New Year's Eve and hoped to find someplace open for a quick bite. Lots of places were closed but not Blue on Highland! We'd heard great things so stopped. We were not disappointed! Sat at the bar and sampled a few craft beers before deciding on 2.... More 

Thank Luanne M
Boston, Massachusetts
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410 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is without a doubt one of the worst restaurant experiences I've had. I have been to Blue on Highland four times, each time worse than the previous. Blue on Highland managed to mess up even the things that TERRIBLE restaurants can still do, in this case (1) serving soggy and cold french fries and (2) serving the food (mussels)... More 

Thank David P
Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Went to Blue on Highland without a reservation on a weekday and it was packed - lucky we got a table pretty quickly - short wait. I like the mix of high tables, bar space and restaurant style setting all in one. Big TV's are also on at the bar to catch a game. Food was great and service equally... More 

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Sharon, MA
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294 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We recently decided to try Blue on Highland and ended up enjoying our late weekday lunches a lot. Both the Salmon Salad (with Mandarin oranges, slivered almonds, edamame, slivered carrots, and a delicious miso dressing) and the Blackened Salmon Wrap (with lettuce, tomato, avocado, and chipotle mayo) were tasty, beautifully presented, and filling. Dessert (try the salted caramel or coffee... More 

Thank DGandSAG
Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We eat here all the time and have plenty of variety and never have not loved it. Recently renovated, it has a modern décor and feel. Great food and drinks. Very good service. They hold to their reservation times, which matters to us.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 882 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494-1339
    (Mark Lee)
  • Public Transportation: MBTA Needham Heights train stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-444-7001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?